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Just got back from being in Thailand for 2 months, lost 1 1/2 stones!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A stone is approximately 14 lbs multiplied by 1.5 = 21 lbs lost.

My trip to Thailand was from May 1 to July 6th with a small jaunt in Vietnam and Japan.

The purpose of the trip was to obtain experience & a certificate for teaching English to speakers of other languages. After failing a major test portion of the course twice I decided to call it quits despite the protestations of pretty much everyone.

I learned from this experience and gained two new friends in the process, potentially 6 new friends but it's more like 2 close friends and 4 acquaintances, only time will tell for sure.

Whether it was the stress, the heat, the lack of eating food, whatever it was, I dropped 4 pant sizes in the 2 months that I was there. I was constantly walking everywhere that I went, I walked around Bangkok & literally was drenched in sweat. I walked around Tokyo & most of the parts of Japan (Mt Fuji, Himeji, Yokohama, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kyoto) that I visited (it was 5 degrees cooler in Japan so not as drenched in sweat). I walked where I could, hiked, and went cave spelunking and kayaking in Vietnam for a day on Halong Bay. Only wish I had more time to spend in Japan.

That's not the most attractive I know but I really didn't care at the time, just the fact that I could walk around the city for hours drinking only water, having some fruit, fried seaweed snacks, or minimal foods was good enough for me.

The lowest I got down to was 224.8 lbs on July 13th but then I happened to have a big meal on Monday visiting my relatives & their 5 month old son. I had a shot of Patron & some unhealthy foods yesterday - pretzel bites w/ cheese, a brownie, and a chocolate chip cookie. I'm not sure why, as I ate those things yesterday, they didn't taste very good. I can't remember why those used to be my favorite things to eat when I was snacking or at the movies.

My brother, the personal trainer who is now an EMT and wants to be an RN has placed me on a diet that he participated in on the day that I left for Thailand. He says that he lost 9 lbs on it but since most of his weight comes from drinking I'm not sure how he plans to keep it off.

It's a vegan based plan and it's a reason to post again as this has been the longest amount of time that I've taken to actually restart. The weight loss from my trip was unintentional but I welcome it. I hope to lose more in the coming months and try to figure out a way to get back there, to Thailand, or Japan.
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  • JAROL7
    My wife and I taught English in Bangkok for 2 months. It was a GREAT experience. I want to go back to Santisuk English School. I'd like to talk to you. Drop me a line at As far as dieting is concerned, there is no shortcut. You can read my blog on the subject. I've taken off over 80 lbs over time and 30 lbs this past year.
    1317 days ago
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